‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’
Tue 4.19 As a war between rival queen sisters Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and Freya (Emily Blunt) escalates, The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain) try to conceal their forbidden love as they combat Ravenna’s wicked intentions. Rated PG-13.
GET PASSES: Admit-two passes for the promo screening (7 p.m. Tuesday in south Charlotte) will be distributed in the main lobby of the old Observer building, 600 S. Tryon St., starting at 8 a.m. Friday. Limit one pass per person while supplies last.
‘Fly By Night’
Wed 4.20 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through May 7). 650 E. Stonewall St. $31-$35. www.atcharlotte.org.
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte does a darkly comic rock fable, in which a melancholy sandwich maker gets entwined with two bewitching sisters during the Northeast blackout of 1965.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Thu 4.21 7:30 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $70-$105. www.ovensauditorium.com.
Buoyed by his tweets about films ranging from “Gravity” to “The Martian,” pop culture’s most famous astrophysicist will use his love of movies as a jumping-off point for a freewheeling discussion about life and the universe.
Charlotte Jazz Festival
Thu 4.21 7:30 p.m. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $12.50-$34.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The festival, which runs through Saturday at various venues, kicks off with a concert by Sammy Miller and the Congregation. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will sit in.
‘The Magic Kite’
Fri 4.22 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through May 1). ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. $12-$20. www.ctcharlotte.org.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte does the world premiere of a drama by José Cruz González; he adapted paintings by Charlotte artist Rosalia Torres-Weiner to tell the story of a boy in the U.S. whose father gets deported to Mexico.